World Social Forum 2009: Break on through to the other side

28 January 2009 - 1:12pm

We walked through a sea of colourful camping tents baking in the scorching sun, and then through a maze of street vendors selling drinks, snacks and jewellery. We could hear music from The Doors and Jefferson Airplane and began wondering just how many of these teenagers had registered at the WSF out of interest in global politics. If it wasn't for the occasional banner and huge Palestinian flags we could have sworn we had been transported to Woodstock.


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